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3 Days Danakil Depression Christmas and New Year Packages

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Looking for the perfect holiday package for Christmas and New Year? Our 3-day tour packages to Danakil Depression are the best option for you. Explore the Danakil Depression, which is considered as one of the most unusual places on earth, known as a “gateway to hell”. It is also described as a “land of death” by British explorer Wilfred Thesiger. The Danakil Depression is famous for its sulfurous hot springs, acid pools, steaming fissures, and salt mountains, which resemble scenes from a science fiction movie. However, this area is very real and is considered one of Ethiopia’s top tourist attractions.

Day 1: Addis Ababa – Fly To Semera Drive To Afdera-Volcano

This day we will meet you at the town of Semera airport then we will drive to Danakil depression. We start an early drive to Lake Afdera(a salt lake that is located in the heart of Danakil Depressions and this lake you may have a chance at the natural hot springs then later you have to swim around this lake we will be driving to Dodom (at the base of Erta Ale).

Leave after lunch, possibly at 01:30. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, Dodom is about 9.5km from Erta Ale and it takes about 1 hour to trek. Early dinner around 17:00, Camels transport all the camping materials and some food (sleeping materials like light mattresses and mat and water) to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. Danakil Depression (dallol and Erta Ale) ranks as one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. It is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and a 1km square caldera at its summit. Erta Ale contains the world’s only permanent lava lake. Erta Ale is 613 meters, with a lava lake, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century.

Over Night: camping on the mountain

Day 2: ErtaAle-HamadEla-Dallol

This day after an early breakfast we will drive to HamadEla at 04:30, a better village with a total population of about 500 people. You will see lots of camel caravans and you will have the sunset look from the very shallow salt Lake Assale.

Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), the place where the localities are mining salt. 1,200 km2 (460 sq mi) of the Afar Depression is covered by salt, and you will Look at the activity of breaking the salt from the ground, local people are cutting it into rectangular pieces and loading it on camels. You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the different landscapes formed by volcanic activity; Dallol + Lake Assale + Salt Canon, camel caravans, follow up camel caravans,

Overnight: Camping in Dallol

Day 3: Dallol-Afdera-Semera-Departure

This day you may have another chance to see the beauty of the sunrise in Lake Assal then we drive to Lake Afdera then after breakfast, we will drive to the town of Semera and drop you at the airport for your departure.

  • 4W Drive vehicle with Driver and Fuel
  • Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour
  • All entrance fees
  •  Bottled Water
  • Cultural Coffee
  •  Esount Fees
  • Professional Guide Service
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Any Flight
  • Camera and Video Charges
  • Personal Tips
  • Shopping Items
    Tips for guides

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